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April 1, 2006
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Bush, Worse Than Watergate: John Dean Should Know
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
We had to laugh when we saw this article in the Washington Post with the headline, "More White House Staff Changes Coming: Bolten Plans Overhaul to Widen Bush's Circle, Tighten West Wing Operations."
The first paragraph reads: "The White House is planning additional staff changes that could come as early as next week as part of a broader effort to repair relations with Congress and revive the Bush presidency, according to several Republicans familiar with the emerging strategy."
It's kind of like saying you can cure cancer by rearranging the body parts. If you do that, the cancer is still there and growing; the body parts are just in different places.
Well, Bush and Cheney are the cancer, so you need to remove the disease, not just move things around.
Meanwhile, Capitol Hill Dems in leadership positions continue to run from their "base." They shunned Feingold's censure hearings. Yes, we understand that you can make a case that censure is not going to happen, so why bring it up.
(We don't agree with that argument, though. The GOP, we believe, is just claiming that "censure" activity motivates the Bush base to try and intimidate the Dem leaders, which it is successfully doing. The Republicans are masters at playing the "perception" game. The reality is that Rove is scared to death of the censure movement, because he knows that if you repeat something enough times, it starts to stick. Rove wants to make this an argument about the practicality of a censure vote occurring; the Dem leaders need to make this an argument about the issues of illegal behavior and malfeasance by the Bush Administration -- in short the substance of the matter.)
But, you can't make the case that the Dem leadership should run from informing the American public from Coast to Coast of Bush's crimes, lies and failures. Ever since the stolen 2000 election, the Dem leaders have been in retreat. Now, they hope to win the mid-term elections by having the Republicans lose them.
They've tried that strategy over and over again for six years and just keep losing power. (As in, what are the Dems going to do when Bush bombs Iran and plays the national security card again, timed to implode any Dem momentum toward victory in 2006?)
It's time to become the champions of truth and hold Bush accountable. Do the Dem leaders really believe that the American people uphold the breaking of laws, a failed war that is bankrupting our nation that was based on lies, and the shredding of our Constitution?
If that is the case, then they don't have much faith in the legacy of the American Revolution. And if it's not the case, what are they waiting for to expose the truth?
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS